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US2701707A
US2701707A US293098A US29309852A US2701707A US 2701707 A US2701707 A US 2701707A US 293098 A US293098 A US 293098A US 29309852 A US29309852 A US 29309852A US 2701707 A US2701707 A US 2701707A
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Feb. 8, 1955 L R 2,701,707

WHEEL; LIFTING IMPLEMENT Filed June 12, 1952 INVENTOR.

W4 BY wax" United States Patent WHEEL LIFTING IMPLEMENT August A. Miller, Dayton, Ohio Application June 12, 1952, Serial No. 293,098

2 Claims. (Cl. 254-131) This invention relates to a wheel changing device and more particularly to a wheel changing device including a lug wrench associated with a hairpin-like member having fulcrums integral therewith, the hairpin-like member being adaptable for use both in removing the hub cap or the wheel cap and for prying the wheel into position, although not necessarily so limited.

The device disclosed herein is related to the device disclosed in my copending application Serial No. 204,840, filed January 8, 1951, now Patent No. 2,619,320, for Tire Changing Device.

In changing automobile wheels, several operations are required utilizing tools. In the first place, it is necessary to remove the hub cap or the wheel cap, sometimes referred to in the trade as a Calnevar, which requires a prying tool and preferably a prying tool so designed that suflicient force may be applied to remove the hub cap or the wheel cap with a comparatively slight effort on the part of the person changing the wheel. This is generally followed by the use of a lug wrench in removing the nuts used in holding the wheel or lugs in position, as the case may be. When a wheel is to be inserted, it may be quite heavy and diflicult to raise into position manually. After the wheel has been positioned, it is necessary to tighten the nuts holding the lugs or wheel in position, again requiring a lug wrench.

In the past two or more tools have been used for carrying out these operations. At times a large screwdriver may be used for removing the hub cap or the wheel cap. Thlenla lug wrench is used for the nuts in changing the w ee An object of this invention is to provide a wheel changing device wherein several tools are combined into a unitary structure, so that one tool may be used for carrying out the sequence of operations, the first being the removal of the hub cap or the wheel cap, this followed by removal of the nuts. Then the same devicemay be used in lifting the replacement wheel into position and finally used in tightening the nuts, so as to secure the wheel or the rim, as the case may be, into position.

Another object of this invention is to provide a hairpinlike tool wherein the legs of the hairpin-like tool have deflected portions forming substantially U-shaped bends functioning as fulcrums intermediate the ends of the hairpinlike member, the hairpin-like member being reinforced by a member spanning the legs intermediate their ends and preferably seated and welded to the outer extremities of the U-shaped bends or deflected portions, so that the U-shaped bends of the hairpin-like member may be used as a fulcrum when lifting the wheel into position.

Other objects and advantages reside in the construction of parts, the combination thereof and the mode of operation, as will become more apparent from the following description.

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Figure 1 is a perspective view of the wheel changing device.

Figure 2 is a top plan view.

Figure 3 is a cross sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a side elevational view showing the device used in lifting the wheel into position.

2,701,707 Patented Feb. 8, 1955 ICC Referring to the drawings, the reference numeral 10 designates a hairpin-like main frame member provided with a pair of legs 12, each provided with a U-shaped deflected portion or bend 14, the outer extremities of the legs 12 being tightly arched and provided with flattened screwdriver-like tips 16.

In order to reinforce the hairpin-like member 10, a bar 20 is welded to the outer extremities of the U-shaped bends 14. The ends of the bar 20 are provided with socket wrenches 22. By this arrangement the screwdriver-like tips 16 may be used in prying off the hub cap or the wheel cap, as the case may be. The socket wrenches 22 are used for removing the nuts. When the socket wrench is used, the hairpin-like member 10 functions as a handle for the socket wrench.

After the wheel has been removed and it is found desirable to raise the replacement wheel into position, the tool may be used in lifting the wheel into position, as shown in Figure 4, wherein the U-shaped bends 14 function as fulcrums, the bight of the U providing a lever or a pedal for the hand. When used in lifting a wheel into position, the bar 20 reinforces the hairpin-like member so as to prevent failure thereof. Furthermore, when the socket wrench is used, the hairpin-like member functions as a convenient handle in exerting the necessary force to remove or tighten nuts, as the case may be.

Although the preferred embodiment of the device has been described, it will be understood that within the purview of this invention various changes may be made in the form, details, proportion and arrangement of parts, the combination thereof and mode of operation, which generally stated consist in a device capable of carrying out the objects set forth, as disclosed and defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. A wheel changing tool comprising a hairpin-like member provided with longitudinally extending U-shaped bends intermediate the ends of the legs of said hairpinlike member, the ends of the legs of said hairpin-like member having flattened curved portions, reinforcing means for holding the legs of said hairpin-like member in spaced relation comprising a member extending transversely of the legs and welded integral therewith within the U-shaped bends in bridging relation of the arms of the U, the said U-shaped bends providing a fulcrum for the tool whereby the flattened curved end portions of said legs may be inserted under a tire to be mounted on an axle and lifted into position by the exertion of a force on the other end of said legs about said fulcrum.

2. A tool for lifting a wheel comprising a hairpin member, flattened curved cradle-like portions at one end of the legs of said hairpin member for receiving a tire, the juncture of the legs forming a handle at the other end of said hairpin member, reinforcing means extending transversely of said legs for holding the legs in spaced relation, a fulcrum formed by a U-shaped bend intermediate the end of each of the legs of said hairpin member so that by positioning the tire at one end of the tool and exerting a force at the other end about the fulcrum the wheel may be lifted into position for mounting on the axle, said reinforcing means being welded in bridging relation of the arms of the U to prevent spreading of the U-shaped bends.

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US2904309A (en) * 1956-10-29 1959-09-15 Walter H Mayville Wheel lift
US3618674A (en) * 1970-07-17 1971-11-09 Int Harvester Co Tool for adjusting disk harrow gangs
US4061058A (en) * 1976-07-22 1977-12-06 Douglas Thomas P Locking hub tool
US4291425A (en) * 1980-03-10 1981-09-29 Sweitzer John D Socket wrench
FR2546099A1 (en) * 1983-05-19 1984-11-23 Marlin Aime Device for undoing and tightening car wheel nuts and guiding the rims over the studs
US5180141A (en) * 1990-09-20 1993-01-19 Hunt Thomas R Tool for handling wheel assemblies and method for manipulation thereof
US5367732A (en) * 1992-12-07 1994-11-29 Tire Shuttle, Inc. Tire handling tool
US5562389A (en) * 1995-10-30 1996-10-08 Mitchell; Frank Tire lift tool
US20130020543A1 (en) * 2011-07-15 2013-01-24 Ellsworth Cass A Wheel Weasel

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US827250A (en) * 1906-02-07 1906-07-31 William I Measer Wrench.
US845717A (en) * 1905-12-07 1907-02-26 Elizabeth M Danes Socket-wrench.
US2195635A (en) * 1939-08-18 1940-04-02 Fred C Smischny Wheel manipulating tool
US2569242A (en) * 1947-05-26 1951-09-25 Harry D Kors Tire lifter
US2619320A (en) * 1951-01-08 1952-11-25 August A Miller Tire lifter with fulcrum element
US2639121A (en) * 1951-09-10 1953-05-19 Hudspeth Clark Wheel-changing tool

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US845717A (en) * 1905-12-07 1907-02-26 Elizabeth M Danes Socket-wrench.
US827250A (en) * 1906-02-07 1906-07-31 William I Measer Wrench.
US2195635A (en) * 1939-08-18 1940-04-02 Fred C Smischny Wheel manipulating tool
US2569242A (en) * 1947-05-26 1951-09-25 Harry D Kors Tire lifter
US2619320A (en) * 1951-01-08 1952-11-25 August A Miller Tire lifter with fulcrum element
US2639121A (en) * 1951-09-10 1953-05-19 Hudspeth Clark Wheel-changing tool

Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2904309A (en) * 1956-10-29 1959-09-15 Walter H Mayville Wheel lift
US3618674A (en) * 1970-07-17 1971-11-09 Int Harvester Co Tool for adjusting disk harrow gangs
US4061058A (en) * 1976-07-22 1977-12-06 Douglas Thomas P Locking hub tool
US4291425A (en) * 1980-03-10 1981-09-29 Sweitzer John D Socket wrench
FR2546099A1 (en) * 1983-05-19 1984-11-23 Marlin Aime Device for undoing and tightening car wheel nuts and guiding the rims over the studs
US5180141A (en) * 1990-09-20 1993-01-19 Hunt Thomas R Tool for handling wheel assemblies and method for manipulation thereof
US5367732A (en) * 1992-12-07 1994-11-29 Tire Shuttle, Inc. Tire handling tool
US5562389A (en) * 1995-10-30 1996-10-08 Mitchell; Frank Tire lift tool
US20130020543A1 (en) * 2011-07-15 2013-01-24 Ellsworth Cass A Wheel Weasel

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